Bangkok police are ready to provide security and to facilitate traffic flow around the Thai-Japanese youth centre in the Din Daeng area, which will be the venue for Bangkok’s election candidate registrations, starting tomorrow (Monday).
Pol Maj-Gen Chokchai Ngamwong, deputy commissioner of Metropolitan Police Bureau, said today that Din Daeng police will be supported by about 170 crowd control and traffic officers.
He said that there have not been any reports of potential disruptions of the political event, adding that he believes the registration will proceed smoothly.
Parking on both sides of the road in front of the youth centre will be prohibited tomorrow and one-way traffic will be imposed on Mit Maitri Road, from Vibhavadi Rangsit highway to Din Daeng Road.
Chokchai said that the campaign trucks, which have been parking on the Mit Maitri Road today, have to leave by 4am tomorrow.
Motorists are advised to avoid Mit Maitri Road and the in-bound parallel road up to the Din Daeng intersection until noon, to avoid being caught in the traffic.
All leaders of the major parties, key party members and supporters are expected to show up tomorrow to witness the registration of their constituency candidates for Bangkok and to pick the candidate numbers. After the registration of their candidates, the parties will begin campaigning in earnest.
In other provinces, similar events will be held at the provincial halls.
Election candidate registration closes on Friday.